Sky View Observatory at Columbia Center, Seattle

Sky View Observatory at Columbia Center, Seattle (must see)

Sky View Observatory at Columbia Center is a premier observation deck in downtown Seattle. Situated on the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center, which is the tallest building in the city and the Pacific Northwest, the observatory offers visitors stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

The Sky View Observatory provides a unique vantage point to take in the beauty of Seattle and its surroundings. From the observatory's height of 902 feet, visitors can enjoy breathtaking 360-degree views that stretch from the downtown skyline to the Puget Sound, and on clear days, even as far as the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges.

Upon entering the observatory, visitors are greeted with a spacious and modern interior, designed to enhance the viewing experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the North East and North West Corners of the Observatory allow for unobstructed vistas and ample natural light. Interactive exhibits and informational displays are scattered throughout, providing insights into the history, geography, and notable landmarks of the region.

The observatory also features a café where visitors can enjoy refreshments and snacks while marveling at the surrounding scenery. The café provides a comfortable and relaxing setting to complement the overall experience.

The Sky View Observatory is open year-round, allowing visitors to enjoy the view in every season. The changing colors of the fall foliage, the snow-capped mountains in winter, the blossoming cherry trees in spring, and the vibrant summer sunsets all add to the beauty and diversity of the experience.

Why You Should Visit:
The ideal first stop on your visit to the Emerald City. Here you can map out your entire Pacific Northwest experience: riding the Great Wheel, shopping in Pike Place Market, hiking the Cascades, ferrying to Bainbridge Island, cruising Elliott Bay, and exploring the San Juan Islands.

Tip:
Tickets must be purchased beforehand or at the Box Office located in the Atrium, floor 1 of the Columbia Center.

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Sight Name: Sky View Observatory at Columbia Center
Sight Location: Seattle, USA (See walking tours in Seattle)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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